The newest force in the war on diabetes is called Onglyza (on GLY zah--the brand name for saxagliptin). Remember, sugar is actually acting like a poison to the cells that make insulin (beta cells) when sugar gets too high. This new drug works to tell your body to increase insulin after a meal. It's a slick way of working because it helps avoid those peak sugar problems (sugar or glucose excursions) that just aren't good for you.
Onglyza (generic name: saxagliptin)